The scores declared by the judges were: 118-110 (Alvarez), 115-113 (Golovkin) and 114-114.
Golovkin wants a rematch after being denied a 38th straight win of his unbeaten career. “Look at my belts. I’m still champion. I pressured every round. Of course I want a rematch. I want a true fight,” he said. “I won seven or eight rounds, easily!”
Boxing icons Manny Pacquiao and Lennox Lewis agreed with his assessment, both tweeting their disgust at the decision with Lewis insinuating that it was a home decision in favour of Mexico’s Alvarez that he should have lost with stats showing he was outpunched by the hard-hitting Kazakh.